FOOD FUN: Chicken & Waffles

The edgiest chicken and waffles. Photo courtesy Rusty Mackerel | New York City.   The hippest “chicken and waffles” we’ve ever seen are at the The Rusty Mackerel in Washington Heights (northern Manhattan). Chef/owner James “Mac” Moran, former Executive Chef de Cuisine of Todd English’s “Olives” restaurant, goes switches out the chicken for jerked quail,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Instant Spicy Pickles & Ways To Use Pickle Brine

We recently received several bottles of pickles that were simply bland: both dills and half sours. The solution: Add a half tablespoon of sriracha or other hot sauce to the jar, shake, and come back in a day. If you don’t like heat, try the juice of one lime. REUSE THE BRINE When the last…
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RECIPE: Enchiladas Suizas

Enchiladas suizas. Photo courtesy chef Ingrid Hoffman.   Yesterday, we recommended pork pozole recipe to celebrate Día de los muertos. If that didn’t grab you, try these chicken enchiladas suizas, also from chef Ingrid Hoffman. “Suizas” means Swiss in Spanish. The thought is that when Swiss people emmigrated to Mexico, they brought their dairy-based cuisine…
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